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10 Nov
Jamestown Geocaching

In this activity, students use gps units, podcasts on iPads or iPods, and QR codes to learn about Jamestown. by Tina Coffey 1. Download Podcasts videos to at least 6 iPod Touches/iPads from iTunes. You can find them here: Historyisfun.org Podcasts. You’ll need the following videos: The Voyage John Smith Powhatan/Pocahontas Hardships Representative Government Women Slavery (I used this one as a practice example) 2. Hide 6 Caches with the following labels on each cache: Jamestown Cache... » Read more

7 Apr
Government (Civics)

Students read clues in chaces to figure out what type/branch of government the cache represents (Local, State, National and Legilsative, Executive, Judicial).  They write the correct cache number in the box on their answer sheet. Cache Clues Answer Sheet  Read More →

7 Apr
Figurative Language

Caches contain cards with examples of different types of figurative language.  Students read the example, decide which type of figurative language it represents.   They match the example to the definition on their page, and write their own example. Cache Cards Answer Sheet  Read More →

23 Sep
P.E. Exercises (with Algebra)

In this activity, students solve simple algebraic problems at each cache to find the number of times they complete an exercise.   by Joani Sotherden and Keith Robinson Cache Labels Cache Problelms Answer Sheet  Read More →

13 Sep
Constitution Day Geocaching

As  National Treasure Hunter Apprentices, students will hunt down constitutional geocaches and answer questions about them.   This activity goes with Constitution Day (Sept. 17). Cache Contents Answer Sheets Answer Key This activity was created by Joani Sotherden and Sherry Meredith.  Read More →

1 Mar
Treasure Hunt! (Map Skills)

This activity is done as a Pirate theme.  Students dress as pirates and are given the task of finding “treasure” and marking the location of the “treasure” on their treasure maps. Suggested Cache Contents: Pirate Loot!  Examples: Gold Coins (one per student) Stickers (one per student) Tattoos (one per student) Pencils (one per student) Anything with a Pirate Theme (one per student) Activity Sheet: Print out a map of the outside of the school.  Students will put an X on... » Read more

28 Feb
Hands on Math

At each cache, students use dice, cards, or money to answer a problem including rounding three digit numbers, adding three digit numbers, adding more than one number, counting money with dollars and coins.  Cache Cards Answer Sheet This activity was created by Holly Ireland, Heather Blevins, and Laurie Aylor.  Read More →

28 Feb
Weather

Students will complete different activities at each cache, including identifying cloud types, storm types, weather instruments, precipitation, and highs and lows on weather maps. Cache Activities Cache 1 — Clouds Cache 2 — Storms Cache 3 — Instruments Cache 4 — Precipitation Cache 5 — Fronts Answer Sheet Activity Notes This activity was created by Holly Ireland, Debbie Dawson, and Jenny Zehringer.  Read More →

28 Feb
Virginia Regions Geocaching

Students will view clues at each cache and determine which region of Virginia the cache describes. Cache Labels Pictures for Caches Clues for Caches Extra Pictures for new SOLs Cache Clue Answers Student Answer Sheet This activity was created by Meg Swecker.  Read More →

28 Feb
Hunting for the Sound of G

Students will sort through pictures and objects at each cache to find something that starts with the sound of g. Examples Cache Pictures This activity was created by Meg Swecker.  Read More →